Law & Crime

The Grass Station dispensary in Denver. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Kristen Wyatt ~ Associated Press ~
 
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's unusual tax law is forcing the state to suspend taxes on recreational marijuana for one day.

A multi-agency team supporting Operation Trident, a large-scale marijuana eradication and reclamation mission, in 2010. Image: U.S. Army National Guard via Wikimedia Commons
 
As America's multibillion dollar cannabis industry continues to expand, the nation's drug cops are seizing less weed.

Bud & Breakfast, in Denver, is one of a handful of marijuana-friendly accommodations across Colorado.  Image: Theo Stroomer for The New York Times
 
DENVER — Whether bought from a downtown shop or cadged from a friend’s basement greenhouse, legal marijuana is easy to find in Colorado. Places to smoke it, not so much.

In this Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, smaller-dose pot-infused brownies are divided and packaged at The Growing Kitchen in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Kristen WyattAssociated Press ~
 
DENVER (AP) -- Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday by state marijuana regulators.

Pre-rolled joints at a Denver dispensary. Image: WeedWorthy.com
 
The issue of medical marijuana and zero-tolerance workplace policies remains a major obstacle for cannabis advocates.

A warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife hacks down pot plants found growing in a deep ravine in the Sierra Nevada foothills. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
 
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law a measure allowing steep civil fines against marijuana farms that damage the environment by dumping wastewater and chemicals, removing trees and killing wild animals.

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